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Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth's 4.6-billion-year-old history.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)